Get to know the main oil basins in Brazil

Most of The Brazilian Oil is located in sedimentary basins on land and in the oceans – they are responsible for much of the oil and gas production in the country, which until a few years ago was mostly from imports. However, Brazil currently has enough to supply the domestic market.

Of all the existing oil basins, four of them deserve to be highlighted: the Campos, Santos, Espírito Santo and Recôncavo Baiano basins. Campos is the main and largest basin in the country, responsible for 80% of oil production in Brazil, while the Santos basin has the greatest growth potential, as it is the pre-salt layer.

The Espírito Santo basin, despite not leading the oil production, stands out for the extraction of natural gas. Finally, the Recôncavo Baiano is the second Brazilian oil basin in production volume and the first to be explored in Brazil.

The following are the main basins of the country and its producing fields:

– Santos (10 fields)

– Fields (41 fields)

– Solimões (7 fields)

– Holy Spirit (42 fields)

– Potiguar (80 fields)

– Recôncavo (78 fields)

– Parnaíba (5 fields)

– Sergipe (21 fields)

– Camamu (1 field)

– Alagoas (12 fields)

– Ceará (4 fields)

– South Toucan (4 fields)